Parenting is the hardest job, has the highest honor, and offers the biggest rewards of any other responsibility we have!  Teaching your children to become all they were created to be—along with helping them learn to think–will be the best gift you can ever offer another human being.  I’ll challenge you to work harder than you thought you could, but the rewards are eternally worth it!

Invincible – In Christ Alone!

   You know, the older I get, the more I find that I’m not as invincible as I once thought.  Yep, I’m ‘vincible’!  Okay, so I looked it up, and it’s not
Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Three

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Three

Hopefully you’ve read my posts Part One and Part Two of this series. We’ve covered: simplifying home education to avoid burn out the freedom to learn from various adventures and interests and the

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Two

Okay, so we’re going for no “burn out” when it comes to home educating our children.  I’ll answer a reader’s questions and share some practical application for our family’s ‘method’.   “…
Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part One

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part One

This week I’ll be answering a question posed by a reader of my post, Breaking the Mold in Raising Adult Children. “I was wondering, too if you might share some thoughts on how to
We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

Our family’s style of raising responsible adults may be unique to many of you.  We have homeschooled all ten of our kids. I’ve been at it for 29 years. (I know, I’m
“Constructing” Successful Adults

“Constructing” Successful Adults

Have you ever felt that raising a child to adulthood is as complicated as managing the construction of the major building?  As parents, we often wonder if we’re capable of teaching our children what
How “Not” To Home School

How “Not” To Home School

There are countless methods, styles, and curricula for successfully teaching our children at home.  I could share the differing views, along with the benefits of various approaches, but as I am prone to do,
On Gratefulness

On Gratefulness

The words of a ten year old boy stopped me in my tracks the other day.  They really made me think about the meaning of gratefulness. I can describe this word and look it up
De-Cluttering – One Avenue To Freedom

De-Cluttering – One Avenue To Freedom

We’re moving.  And that entails lots of sorting, cleaning, and decision making.  As any of you know from your own moves, those decisions will live with you for a long time.  How many of

Time and Prayer – How Are You Doing?

Time Is a Resource We are constantly told to use our resources wisely, and we usually think of tangible resources like money, food, gas, right down to Scotch tape!  But how often do we really
Becoming Christian In An MSG and Fluorescent World – Part One

Becoming Christian In An MSG and Fluorescent World – Part One

  As each of us is called and prepared to serve the King, we are being slowly enabled to be salt and light to a lost and dying world.  This process is God’s plan

A Woman’s Ever-changing Dominion

As women who choose to make home-making our career, our sphere of influence and the place where we take dominion is within our four walls, called home.  Over the years, I have grabbed, with gusto,
Geranium Oil for Fever Blisters

Geranium Oil for Fever Blisters

I’m not one to tout the benefits of alternative medicine, mainly because I’ve seen one thing work for one person and then not work for another.  Plus I’ve heard the sales tactics

Raising Children – A Give and Take Relationship

After reading a recent post at In The Nursery of the Nation on the blessings of giving responsibility to our older children to care for their younger siblings, I had to consider where we’ve

Life Changes! – Are You Ready To Step Out of the Boat?

Well, here I am, after two hectic weeks of: > camping (well, the cushy kind of camping that comes with the luxury of a travel trailer!) > visiting with old friends at a home-school conference &
Print Friendly, PDF & Email